Science and Technology/Biology/Evolution
My aim as a professional biologist is to further the understanding of evolutionary and ecological theory through computational modeling. In particular, I hope to develop computational systems useful for elucidating complex evolutionary and ecological systems that are typically mathematically intractable. I am particularly interested in the investigation of sexual selection, gene flow and speciation using artificial life techniques. I have done research in a broad range of evolutionary and ecological theory including: sex-differential predation, sexual selection, predator-prey dynamics, polygyny, and phylogenetic reconstruction. In addition to my research aspirations, I hope to become an ambitious educator, with a particular focus on the implementation of computer simulations and web applications as pedagogical tools. I am currently busy applying for graduate school, preparing simulations for my EvoTutor site, and assisting my Principles of Evolution students.